"Mortimer House Kitchen is buzzing and bustling..."Review Rating: Reviewed by Laurel
While ordinarily mere mortals need a membership to cross the threshold of Mortimer House, head to the new 90 seat restaurant instead. The dining room may evoke some interiors envy; the parquet floor, cosy sofas and muted tones are essentially what my grown up house will look like one day… With breakfast, brunch and an all-day menu of small, medium and large plates, all with a Med-meets-Middle East vibe there’s no shortage of desirable dishes like charcoal cauliflower with tahini and za’atar and tagliatelle with Sicilian red prawns and chicory.
Start with the warm rustic bread with a moreish dip of crushed tomato and tahini and one of the steamed artichokes with truffle mayo (NB: you’ll end up wanting said mayo on everything, for ever more…). Their fresh and creamy burrata went down a treat. Teamed up with heritage tomatoes and basil it made the holy trinity of Italian starters, while the king crab & avocado salad, with burnt corn, wild chicory and Tabasco mayo was fresh, crisp and deliciously summery.
Order the buffalo ricotta ravioli with black truffle. You won’t regret it. Though small it was perfectly formed; literally oozing with butter, it completely melted in the mouth. I could happily make it a repeat order. Our final plate of grilled octopus with crushed potatoes, padron peppers and Harissa was superb; there’s something about that kind of dish that just transports you to a sun-drenched harbour to your favourite Mediterranean holiday hotspot.
Mortimer House Kitchen is buzzing and bustling, bringing its mouthwatering menu with a touch of members-only glamour to Fitzrovia’s hoi polloi.
Laurel reviewed Mortimer House Kitchen on Fri 01 Jun 2018